SOLVED: Cannot Create _TLS SRV Record in CloudFlare

If you use CloudFlare for DNS and you need to create a SRV record using the TLS protocol you will find that their interface does not support it.  The GUI only shows _TCP and _UDP in the protocol drop down.  Fortunately there is an easy way around this problem. You can easily import a Zone file into CloudFlare and that will accept _TLS. If you are working with Office 365’s DNS setup you can simply export…

SOLVED: Reverse DNS Entries Are Not Being Added Automatically – Event ID:1056

If you are working with, well almost anything network intensive these days, like Antivirus or management tools, your Reverse DNS (rDNS) lookups need to be in good shape.  If you find that you can not resolve IP’s back to a name on your network check your DNS REVERSE LOOKUP ZONE.  If there are missing entries, you likely have your DHCP missing one of two settings: SET DHCP TO AUTOMATICALLY CREATE DNS ENTRIES Launch DHCP Right…

How to Add a Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller (DC) to a Server 2008 Domain

Yes, Windows Server 2008 R2 DC’s are allowed to be on Server 2008 (R1) based domains as long as you do NOT raise the Domain/Forest Functionality Level. Instructions: Below is the process: Install Server 2008 R2 on some hardware, install all service packs and hot fixes Join the new R2 server to the domain Give the new R2 server a static address (yes, this is important) Prep the domain: Determine which existing R1 Domain Controller…